Rigorous academic preparation for a life in science.

Why Study Biology at Luther?

Talented, motivated biology students excel in the classroom, in music, and athletics. Luther biology students work hard in their science courses while actively pursuing their extracurricular interests, having fun along the way.

Dynamic and passionate faculty are eager to engage students in the scientific community. The top priority for Luther biology faculty is teaching and working with undergraduates in research. Over 95 percent of Luther biology graduates have an internship, research experience or other experimental learning opportunity during their time at Luther.

Committed biology alumni. A wide network of Luther biology alumni help with advice on graduate programs, healthcare careers,  and the job market, and connect students with internship and research opportunities.

Unparalleled access to outdoor laboratories.  Luther College is unique from other colleges and universities because our central campus is surrounded by over 700 acres of natural areas. These forests, woodlands, prairies, and the Upper Iowa River are used extensively by students for labs and projects in a wide variety of biology courses.

Why Study Biology?

Interested in Pre-Health Studies?

Luther student Daniel Stover '16 enjoys his J-term researching at Gundersen Lutheran.

If you're considering a career that requires postgraduate study, Luther offers several pre-professional programs to prepare you for the next stage of your education.

Whether you plan to become a doctor, veterinarian, optometrist, dentist, physical therapist, pharmacist, or specialized nurse, Luther's liberal arts education will help you think critically, problem-solve, and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world.

Learn more about Pre-Health Studies at Luther. 

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Students receive training and participate in safe, prescribed ecological burns in campus natural areas.
Luther faculty and student research the water quality in Northeast Iowa.
Lots of study abroad opportunities are available for students studying biology at Luther.
The areas that surround Luther's campus are a vital component of students’ education in biology.
Students work with professors to better understand biological systems.

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